Brian Bonar Launches San Diego’s Next Top Restaurant with Patrick Ponsaty

The future of San Diego’s culinary scene may lie in the hills of Escondido. Chef Patrick Ponsaty is quietly retooling The Ranch, an event space located at Bandy Canyon, to make it the city’s next great restaurant.

For now, Ponsaty provides catering services at The Ranch through his downtown Escondido restaurant Bellamy’s, a basic eatery that serves up simple but delectable French cuisine that belies the establishment’s quaintness. Ponsaty is quietly preparing to turn The Ranch into San Diego’s next culinary sleeper hit.  Learn more about Brian Bonar:

Ponsaty was also known for that same low-key style while at the helm of El Bizcocho at Rancho Bernardo Inn, where he trained Gavin Kaysen, a young rising star in the culinary world. With Kaysen taking his place at El Bizcocho, the two master chefs have formed a friendly rivalry as their respective careers have soared.

Should The Ranch become the success it is expected to be, Ponsaty has Bandy Canyon owner Brian Bonar to thank in part. Learn more about Brian Bonar:

Bonar has long been a fan of the French chef’s work at Bellamy’s, where Bonar’s stepdaughter is now managing the day-to-day operations. Ponsaty credits Bonar with at last giving him the degree of freedom he has always craved in order to launch a world-class restaurant.

In addition to being a culinary enthusiast and restaurant owner, Brian Bonar is CEO of Trucept, Inc., a staffing, payroll, and human resources services firm in Escondido, California. In addition, he serves as chief executive of Dalrada Financial Services, which provides financial services to PEOs (Professional Employer Organizations).

A well-known executive in the financial community, Brian Bonar, trained as an engineer and holding a PhD in Business from Staffordshire University in England, started his career at IBM. He went on to become a C-level executive at several technology firms before moving into insurance and financial services.

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